Self-Care and Wetlands Sunset with Limpkin – Picture to Ponder – v8-issue 8

by Sheila Finkelstein on February 24, 2012

Limpkin tending himself at Sunset at Green Cay

The above Limpkin at sunset at Green Cay Wetlands is inviting you on a portion of walk as we see different perspectives of the sky and water. He and I are inviting you to experience the peacefulness of it.

The fourth image is a screen shot of a 1:30 minute video. Click on it and you can hear the birds as you meditate on the gently moving water.

After today’s Self-Reflecting Queries, I share information on two programs. One is for those who are interested in Internet Marketing. The second is for women – “Your Truest Self:
Embodying the Woman You Are Meant to Be.” If either, or both, feel that they might have relevance for you, be sure to check out the information below the SRQ’s.

Lastly, I have a one question query, I’ll be sending you in a separate email. I elaborate below on that also.

We’re heading into the weekend as I write today, so wishing you a fulfilling one, with some self-care, following the example set by the Limpkin.

Sunset at Green Cay

sunset and water refections at Green Cay Wetlands


Image of rippling water at sunset in video at Green Cay Wetlands
Click on Above Image to view the Video

Self-Reflecting Queries –
Today’s Queries section is short. I noted that the Limpkin in the first photo was spending a lot of time caring for himself.

Now that I think of it, most of the actions of the birds I observe on my Wetlands walks are about tending to themselves – plucking through their feathers, their wings, fishing for food – and tending their young.

So for today, I invite you to consider the different ways you care for yourself. Listing what you do for others is probably easier for some.

One of the big ways I care for myself is with the Nature walks I take as I allow myself to break from other activities. I could start listing other things I do and I’m deciding be kind to myself and leave the rest of today’s pondering/writing to you.

Do you remember to make self-care an important part of your life? Do you have a structure to ensure that it happens? Is there a special way you pamper yourself?

I’d love for you to share some of your practices in the COMMENTS below.

Special Programs I Recommend
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Sacred Journey Course
My friend Jan Lundy’s “Your Truest Self: Embodying the Woman You Are Meant to Be: An Intimate 12-Month Spiritual Journey for Women.

I have not actually taken any courses with Jan AND I have a tremendous regard for the work that she’s doing. We have had several phone and email conversations over the past 7 months since the time Jan first invited me to be the guest presenter for one of the weeks of another course that’s just completing.

Entitled “Opening to Possibilities: Seeing the World With New Eyes”, the week is just completing. I felt privileged to be invited to participate in the course-member-only, private blog for this week. I am in awe of what the participants have experienced and contributed. And I continued to be impressed with Jan as I observed her gentle and insightful and supportive comments, as well as those of the participants.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jan February 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Sheila, this is a powerful invitation – one offered by you and by nature’s creatures – to engage in good self care. Without it, we truly have no quality of life, especially as we age. I thank you for the photo of this extraordinary bird, the relaxing sunset video and the reminder to self care. One of my self-care standards is a nap when I need. I strongly believe that rest is sacred. Nearly 70% of American women say they are exhausted and to give in to rest is not weakness, but compassionate self care. And healing!

Thanks for being you.


Sheila Finkelstein February 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Jan, Thanks so much for your acknowledging and informative comment. I relax just reading your words, until I read the stats on number of women citing exhaustion. Wow!

I do admire your gentleness and your knowing of what’s needed for yourself and honoring it.


Jan February 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

And thank YOU for mentioning my upcoming course, Sheila. You are dear. It will be an extraordinary journey into who we are and how we are meant to be living – and I thank you for your support and sharing. Blessings of metta (loving-kindness) to you!


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